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Country Focus: Green Flag Swansea Canal Radio Interview.

  Rachael Garside visited the Swansea Canal last October and her interviews with us concerning our Green Flag Award  were broadcast on Country Focus on Radio Wales shortly afterwards.   They have now been repeated and can be heard on:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080c6p7#play    

THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH APRIL TO 30TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 25TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street Clydach between 8.00 and9.00am. Work starts 400 yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock at 9.15. We will be repairing the wash holes just south of the southern terminus  next to the Pontardawe Playing Fields. SUNDAY 30th APRIL: Canoe and Kayak Hire from the...

How the Brec and Mon Can Help Us. 18.4.17.

Above: Canal restoration at Wellington Bridge, Llantarnam. The success of the restoration of the Brec and Mon Canal south of Cwmbran is something from which we can all learn.  A partnership of two local authorities,  the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trusts and Natural Resources Wales, it has already obtained Heritage Lottery Funding. It is...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH APRIL TO 23RD APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL: Day trip to the Mon and Brec Canal to see the wonderful work that the Restoration Partnership is doing between Cwmbran and Newport. We will meet Richard Dommett who is the project manager at the Llantarnam site south of Cwmbran. He will give us a talk on the progress so far and...

THIS AND THAT, BIBS and BOBS, SNIPPETS OF NEWS.

The wooden trough that took water from the Old Pump House next to Pont John Bridge in Clydach into the tunnel next to the Clydach Aqueduct was moved in the 1960s to north of Upper Trebanos Lock where it was used to take excess water from the old Darren Colliery. John Hutchings, the then Waterways...

Hen Party on the Canal

SCS canoe Hire welcomed their first Hen Party on Sunday.   The bride, Simone, and her friend Emma arranged an unique finale to her Hen Party, and they had a lovely time enjoying the peace and beauty as they rowed along the canal, and finished the day with a picnic in the beautiful Coed Gwilym  park. We all...

Primroses

The primroses planted at Trebanos Lock several years ago have now naturalised and and making a lovely display this year.   Well worth going along there to have a look.

The Canal Beneath Our Feet (8): Ready to Rubble Rumble: 9.4.17.

All precautions to isolate water, gas, and electricity supplies to the redundant building  over the buried lock have now been taken and certificates to that effect issued.  The contractor who will demolish it has made a site visit. He will also remove all rubble produced by the work which is good news. We have levelled...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH APRIL TO 16TH APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL:  WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 9.00AM. Work commences at 9.30 north of Upper Trebanos Lock repairing wash holes to prevent bank erosion. We now have our own generator which will make the work easier. SUNDAY 16TH APRIL: Swansea Canal Society are having a multi-sport ‘taster’...

DREDGING APPLICATIONS PASS FIRST HURDLE.

We are pleased to report that the Society’s  two  Expressions of Interests for funds to assist us and the Canal and River Trust to clear a deeper and wider channel from Coed Gwilym Park to Trebanos Locks have been accepted. The funds available are from the Welsh Government’s Rural Comumunities Development Fund which is administered...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD APRIL 2017 TO 9TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 4TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Forge Fach Community Centre Cafe, Hebron Road, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am as  Brownsters is closed today. Work starts at 9.30 north of Lower Trebanos Lock. We will be helping CRT staff to regulate the flow of water from the old Darren Colliery outfall and rebuild the...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (7) 28.3.17. GATES ‘R US.

      Having bought the premium wood for the gates into and out of St. Benedict’s Church car park at a very competitive price, Gordon and Gareth were faced with the task of building the gates to the exact size, demolishing the wall between the depot site and the church, and then installing them.   ...